TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Traffic Crash in Clay County
Date of News Release: 10/26/11
(LONDON, KY.) –- On Wednesday October 26, 2011 at approximately 1:50 p.m. the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London received a report of an injury to a person that fell from a moving vehicle on Paw Paw Road in Clay County.
Upon arrival Trooper Josh Wilson determined that Bobby A. Sams, 44, of Manchester was riding in the rear (bed) of a silver, 1990, Ford, Ranger, pickup truck driven by James S. Cottrell, 54, of Manchester. Sams was in the rear (bed) of the truck holding onto an entertainment center, that was being moved, when the wind forced him over the side and onto the ground.
Sams was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for treatment of his injuries.
Cottrell was not injured in the incident.
No drug or alcohol usage suspected and Sams was not restrained in the vehicle.
Trooper Wilson is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by the Clay County EMS.